Đắk R’Lấp District General Hospital has received five patients with A/H1N1 virus since early this month in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông.—Photo dantri.com.vn
ĐẮK NÔNG — Đắk R’Lấp District General Hospital has received five patients with A/H1N1 virus since early this month in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông.
One patient was moved to Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City for further treatment while four patients have been treated in the hospital.
On July 2, a person from Kiến Thành Commune was taken to the district hospital with symptoms of high fever, sneeze, runny nose and heavy breathing. He was then taken to Chợ Rẫy Hospital.
Later, the hospital took samples from several people, who had a high risk of getting the virus after contact with the first patient and found four people positive with A/H1N1 virus.
Đào Minh Nghiệp, deputy head of the hospital, said all five patients were in stable condition but they were still isolated to avoid spreading the virus to others.
The hospital has cooperated with the district’s medical centre to spray chemicals to sterilise all rooms and areas around the hospital last Saturday, he said.
The local administration has yet to identify how the first patient got the virus.
It has asked Tây Nguyên Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to cooperate to find the source of infection and the provincial Health Department to dispatch more medicines for preventive treatment. — VNS